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Amazon takes first steps to expand PillPack online drug presence

Amazon is slowly expanding efforts to build online retail pharmacy operations in a growing number of states. The online retailer is finally making moves to expand PillPack, which it acquired this past summer, according to analysts at Jefferies, an investment banking firm. Amazon is beginning to seek licenses for PillPack to operate in more states… Read More »

Walmart, Home Depot adopt health insurer tactic in drug copay battle

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Walmart (WMT.N) and Home Depot (HD.N), two of the top 10 U.S. employers, have embraced a health insurance strategy that punishes drugmakers for using discount cards to keep patients from switching or stopping their medications. FILE PHOTO: The Walmart logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New… Read More »

Diabetes Drug Might Also Ease Heart Failure Risks

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The diabetes drug Farxiga might do double-duty for patients, helping to ward off another killer, heart failure, new research shows. Type 2 diabetics who took Farxiga (dapagliflozin) saw their odds of hospitalization for heart failure drop by 27 percent compared to those who… Read More »